Edward Telles is Professor of Sociology at Princeton University since 2008, after spending most of his career at UCLA. He has published widely in the area of immigration, race and ethnic relations, social demography and urban sociology. Two of his book,sRace in Another America: The Significance of Skin Color in Brazil and Generations of Exclusion: Mexican Americans, Assimilation and Race (with Vilma Ortiz) have won several major awards including the Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award from the American Sociological Association (for Race in Another America) and the Otis Dudley Duncan Award for the best book in Social Demography, which he won for both books. His articles have appeared in the top sociological journals such as the American Journal of Sociology, the American Sociological Review and Demography. He has fielded major surveys in the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Colombia and has received grants from the National Institute of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation and the Haynes Foundation. He served as the Human Rights Program Officer for the Ford Foundation in Brazil from 1997 to 2000. He has been a visiting fellow at the Russell Sage Foundation and a Senior Fulbright Fellow in Bahia, Brazil. He currently directs the Project on Ethnicity and Race in Latin America (PERLA), he is the director of the Center for Migration and Development and is Vice President of the American Sociological Association.
Edward Telles é professor de Sociologia na Princeton University desde 2008, depois de ter trabalhado durante a maior parte de sua carreira na UCLA. Escreveu largamente sobre imigração, raça e relações étnicas, demografia social e sociologia urbana. Dois dos seus livros, Race in Another America: The Significance of Skin Color in Brazil e Generations of Exclusion: Mexican Americans, Assimilation and Race (com Vilma Ortiz) ganharam diversos prêmios, incluindo o de Distinguished Scholarly Publication, da Associação Americana de Sociologia (por Race in Another America) e o Otis Dudley Duncan Award de melhor livro em demografia social, o qual ele ganhou pelos dois livros. Publicou nos principais periódicos de sociologia, tais como o American Journal of Sociology, a American Sociological Review e Demography. Realizou amplas pesquisas nos Estados Unidos, no Brasil, no México, no Peru e na Colômbia, e recebeu auxílios do National Institute of Health, do National Science Foundation, da Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation e da Haynes Foundation. Foi responsável pelo Programa de Direitos Humanos da Ford Foundation no Brasil de 1997 a 2000. Foi pesquisador visitante da Russel Sage Foundation e pesquisador sênior Fullbright na Bahia, Brasil. Atualmente dirige o Projeto sobre Etnia e Raça na América Latina (PERLA) e o Centro para a Migração e o Desenvolvimento, e é vice-presidente da Associação Americana de Sociologia.